Greetings. I am a
programming student in second semester of a three year college program.
html, and css in notepad plusplus and I did sql in microsoft sequal server
2016. I also did the text based stuff on my android phone using droid
edit, but that's no matter as far as NVDA is concerned.
This semester I'm doing csharp
also called c# in microsoft visual studio. I'm doing json in notepad
plusplus, and tsql in sequal server.
I am not running into any
barriers in notepad plusplus, ms sequal server, or ms visual studio as far as
the introductory lessons that a first year programming student gets to do.
I do have some minor
annoyances. For example, sequal server with nvda announces each line
number which I find super helpful. Notepad plusplus, visual studio and
nvda do not announce line numbers. I can use go to line in all three but
it's slow if one has to guess the line number.
Visual studio, NVDA announces
when a control in the designer lies within a group box; however, I have not
yet twigged to how to group controls or get their positions relative to the
group box. Since it doesn't stop me from coding, I suspect it will be
some time before I address this problem fully.
Visual studio, first letter
navigation doesn't work in the properties list. If you start typing, it
changes the value of the currently selected property.
I've filed all this under "sh*t
you have to put up with" for the time being unless some one has quick and
I have not gotten to touch
eclypse yet and may never for purposes of this diploma. My college is a
very hard line microsoft school, though we are touching storage systems with
python later on in the semester.
That's all I got as far as
monderings of a first year programming student goes. Over all, I am
completely satisfied with nvda performance in all of the programming
environments I tried so far.
Hope this helps,
February 8, 2018 7:13:05 PM "Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io"
1 does NVDA work with python or any popular
2 in developing websites, what software do you
all use, note pad, note pad ++ or an external software like dream wever or
is NVDA accessible with these?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA
Sorry, I was out all day yesterday, so coming back in late to all the
questions. It looks like most have been answered.
Re the OCR, if you are using Windows 10 and NVDA 2017.3 or later, you
don't need an addon for OCR. If you are using an either version of
either NVDA or Windows, then you will need the addon. Basically, the
OCR works on images, whether jpg graphic files or PDF documents etc.
It won't do the scanning of hardcopy documents itself - to do that you
will need scanning software. Any hardware scanner should come with
software, and possibly also an OCR program, though how accessible and how
good any of them are varies. So the Windows 10 OCR, or the addon are
really useful, but likely not a complete replacement for an OCR package
like Omnipage or Abbyy Finereader, particularly for converting hardcopy
documents into electronic text.
The other thing to consider is why you want to move the mouse.
Depending on where you are and what you are trying to do, NVDA has a
feature called "object navigation" which is very powerful although does
take a little bit to get your head around. Essentially object
navigation lets you move through the objects in the current program (and
out of the current program). Microsoft Word for instance has objects
for the ribbon, the scroll bars, ruler and main document. When you
go into an object (say the ribbon), you can move through the ribbon
sections, then go down into a particular section to navigate through the
ribbon items in that section. Some people like it for navigating the
ribbon, but another thing you can do with it, is get to features which you
can't ordinarily get to with the keyboard and interact with it - it can be
used to read, and copy read only text on a dialog box for instance.
Bonus tip: You can copy the text from a dialog box which has focus,
by simply pressing CONTROL+C. For instance, open Notepad, type
something, press ALT+F4. A dialog will appear asking "Do you want to
save changes to untitled" with buttons for "save", "don't save" and
"cancel". To copy all that, simply press CONTROL+C. It copies
the following to the clipboard:
Do you want to save changes to Untitled?
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